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ERIC Number: EJ990103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
To Glide or Not to Glide.... Response to Havriluk's Comment on "Arm Coordination and Performance Level in the 400-m Front Crawl"
Schnitzler, Christophe; Seifert, Ludovic; Chollet, Didier
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v83 n2 p363-366 Jun 2012
We recently published an article on arm coordination and performance level in 400-m front-crawl swimming in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (Schnitzler, Seifert, & Chollet, 2011). The index of coordination (IdC) was used to quantify interarm coordination. Our results showed that expert swimmers exhibited lower IdC than recreational swimmers over a 400-m trial. In addition to criticizing various methodological points, Havriluk (2012) challenged our conclusion that catch-up could be an efficient model of coordination and instead suggested that it might lead to injuries. An important point in this debate, however, is that our definition of catch-up coordination may differ from the one proposed by Havriluk (2012), which would explain why we consider catch-up coordination to be the dominant mode of coordination used by expert swimmers during training sessions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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